Things to Do on the Limestone Coast
With many things to do on the Limestone Coast – for the adventurous, the foodies, families and historians alike, you can spend many days discovering this beautiful part of South Australia.
Kingston’s location between the spectacular Coorong National Park and the richly historic, gourmet region of the Limestone Coast, makes the Foreshore Caravan Park the perfect base for exploring the region’s wineries, fishing spots, heritage towns and vast secluded beaches.
The internationally-renowned Coonawarra wine region is just a 90-minute drive away and offers some of Australia’s most exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons thanks to its unique climate and ancient terra rossa soil. For a more boutique, yet equally outstanding wine experience, the cooler climate wineries of Mt Benson are virtually on the doorstep to Kingston, about 20 minutes south just off the Southern Ports Highway.
Brimming with history, the Limestone Coast’s regional towns each have their own character and appeal. Step back in time as you wander through Robe’s 19th century streets, lined with quaint limestone cottages and heritage listed buildings – many of which are now home to galleries, cafes, museums and specialty stores.
Quiet, tranquil Beachport attracts land-based anglers thanks to its impressive jetty stretching 772 meters out into the plentiful waters of Rivoli Bay. Nearby Pool of Shalom is a local curiosity and favourite swimming and floating spot, thanks to a salinity level around seven times greater than the sea. Millicent’s timber industry.
It’s hard to beat Kingston’s beaches, but for something different, a host of secluded bays, hidden lakes, whale-watching sites and coastal reserves deserted but for the myriad of waterbirds and local wildlife, are all waiting to be explored and are an easy drive from your base at Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park.
The picturesque seaside town of Robe is situated on the shores of Guichen Bay and is today one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Australia. It attracts visitors from across Australia for its world class eateries, excellent fishing and boating opportunities, heritage buildings and old world charm.
World Heritage Naracoorte Caves
The Naracoorte Caves are one of the world’s most important fossil sites. For more than 500,000 years, layers upon layers of fossils have created this World Heritage listed site. There are 28 known caves in total of which 4 are open to the public. Truly spectacular to experience, they offer self-guided, guided and adventure caving tours all year round.
Umpherston Sinkhole – Mount Gambier
The Umpherston Sinkhole is an amazing result of aeons of corrosion – a beautiful sunken garden that used to be a cave created by the dissolution of limestone rocks. The sinkhole was naturally created when the chamber’s roof collapsed. It can be viewed from platforms above or you can also stroll through the garden.